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Georgia Super Modified - Finished; Charlie Burkhalter 1968
Topic Started: Apr 5 2015, 08:14 PM (1,153 Views)
skeeter
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For the 1968 race season, Athens Speedway replaced the "Skeeters" with a Super Modified racer. Charlie Burkhalter drove during 1968 at Athens and surrounding tracks. Charlie told me that he just about lapped the field at the half mile asphalt at Jefferson Speedway one Sunday afternoon..."That ole car was running around there like a junebug on string".


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Most of the Georgia cars were built by Herman Wise of Toccoa GA. Herman copied the frame of fellow racer Wayne McGuire out of Kentucky. 327 small block Chevy with 80 inch wheelbase.

In 1960, McGuire built his most famous car, which he made so successful for approximately 8 racing seasons. According to Open Wheel Magazine, he builtů "Undoubtedly the winningest super modified in racing history with some 150 checkered to its credit (April, 1993)" The car was build out of a mixture of parts including a frame of 2-1/4 inch chrome moly tubing which weighed 175 pounds, a '36 Plymouth front axle with Ford spindles, and the steering was supplied from a '56 Chevrolet truck. Many car designers including Herman Wise copied this car that McGuire made famous. Wayne being an innovator of his class and time also was the first to experiment with tire stagger, which is still used today in dirt and asphalt racing. The #41 machine created many first in innovative ideas and the wing was no exception. After being developed by Jim Cushman, McGuire quickly caught on to the idea and made it his own


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The body is .030 plastic sheet cut-out using template from our very own Roadhawg.


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The back deck is .015 plastic curved over 5/16th round plastic tubing.



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Pretty quick build using the AMT Super Modified kit reissued by Dirt Track Racer. The biggest challenge is reworking the roll cage.
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:))) rlr :)))
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Very nice. :lol:
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Looks awesome!!!!!
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:))) :))) rlr
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Great build :)))
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Finished the Charlie Burkhalter Super Modified today. Plan on taking it to the Athens Speedway reunion this weekend April 11, 2015.



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Here is a picture of Charlie's Super Modified that has been restored by his son Charles Jr. taken at the 2014 Speedway reunion.

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Great job, Gary. Very nice indeed. :lol:
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Awesome build Skeeter, turned out fantastic!!!!!!!!!! rrr fbr
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Mighty fine replica of the real race car, great job! fbr fbr fbr
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Yet another fine one, Skeeter.
Those were so cool and the drivers pretty brave, I'd say........
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You have done a super job on that replica and I would say you nailed it! I think its safe to say that the drivers of that era had to have some "Stones" and I don't mean the tires. Those guys were supermen. Again, Super job here, I love it! brvo fant
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rrr :))) :))) :)))
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That is a out standing build!! rrr wnw How did you make the wing bracket on the back of the roll bars? Really good job!! brvo Neal
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Hi Grampa55,

It is just Evergreen 1/8"(.125)round tube glued to the roll cage. The wing supports are made of Evergreen 1/16"(.062)solid rod. The rod slides through the tubing.

Thanks for the question.
Skeeter

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